Former Cricketer Chetan Chauhan dies

Former Cricketer Chetan Chauhan dies

Varanasi: Former cricketer and UP minister Chetan Chauhan died at a hospital on Sunday. He was 73. He had been admitted to the hospital after being tested positive for COVID-19.

He was admitted at the Sanjay Gandhi PGI Hospital in Lucknow after testing COVID-19 positive on July 12. He was later moved to Gurugram’s Medanta hospital. On Friday night, Chauhan’s condition deteriorated, after which the doctors put him on life support. Chetan reportedly had a kidney failure and subsequently, had multi-organ failure.

Chauhan was elected to the Lok Sabha twice from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh, in 1991 and 1998. He was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1981. Chauhan, who represented India in 40 Tests, had also been the longest serving opening partner to the legendary Sunil Gavaskar.

Former Cricketer Chetan Chauhan dies

Besides playing 40 Tests, he also represented India in 7 ODIs. He scored 2084 and 153 runs respectively in both the formats. He was also the first batsman to complete 2000 runs in Tests without scoring a century. He also had 2 Test wickets to his name. He represented Delhi and Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy competition.

He had served the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) in various capacities — president, vice-president, secretary and chief selector — apart from being manager of the Indian Team during their tour of Australia.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker